Faux Painting Concrete Garden Statues is fun to do. In this guide, I will tell and show you how it is done.
What Is Faux Painting
Faux is a French term meaning “false”. Faux painting is making something look like something it isn’t. In this guide, I will show you how to make a concrete statue look like stone and marble and wood, using a very easy style of painting called, dry brushing. Faux painting has been around since, pretty much, the beginning of time. It made a comeback in popularity in the late 80’s because homeowners became tired of using wallpaper and turned to painting their walls.
Stone Finish For Concrete Garden Statues
The video will show you in detail how to do a stone finish. You start with a watered down black base coat and then dry brush grey over top. That’s basically it
How To Paint Concrete To Look Like Wood
Not very difficult to do. Dry brushing is the key. Always use exterior latex paints for long lasting finishes.
Faux finishes are a great way to add character to your concrete garden ornaments and be the envy of your neighborhood. It gives a unique look to your garden decor. Always seal your top coat of paint to protect it from mother nature. You can check out my post on sealing your concrete statues HERE
Faux painting is fun and can be rewarding if you plan to sell your artwork. May take a little time till you figure out all the nuances of faux painting, so don’t get discouraged!